A Shade is Essential On the south-facing Balcony
The south facing balcony is all day in the sun and is ideal for sun worshipers, which it can not be warm and sunny enough.
Sunscreen or flexible shade are here indispensable, without the balcony on hot summer days is barely usable. This also applies especially for the plants that are protected like before the blazing midday sun.
Suitable plants: in the blazing sun only Mediterranean plants such as oleander, olive or lavender feel comfortable with adequate fertilization is geraniums or petunias throw right in dish. For boxes and tubs to lantana, bougainvillea, hibiscus or zinnias are. Occasionally a temporary drought curry plant, geranium or ducats flowers come clear.
Our tip for the balcony: furniture made of metal or metal parts heat up in direct sunlight and must be used only with pillows and cushions. Even stone floors are very warm and then do not lend themselves to bare feet. Ideal are wooden decks or outdoor carpeting. Wood and wicker furniture can fade quickly in the sun, but are otherwise perfect. Most plants do not want to stand in the blazing midday sun.
Main accessories: sunshade or awning , deck chairs, water storage boxes.